Northwestern University

Feb
26
Mon 4:00 PM

Special Seminar, Xiao Luo: Neutrinos: A ν Torch to New Physics

When: Monday, February 26, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, F160, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Pamela Villalovoz   847.491.3644

Group: Physics and Astronomy High Energy Physics Seminars

Category: Academic

Description:

Title: Neutrinos: A ν Torch to New Physics

Speaker: Xiao Luo, Yale
 

Abstract: The discovery of neutrino oscillations is so far the only direct experimental evidence of physics beyond the standard model, making neutrinos a torch which can illuminate the path forward to reveal the deep secrets of nature. Unlocking these secrets requires a new era of precision measurements of neutrino oscillations. The elusive nature of neutrinos demands the finest instruments in order to reach high precision. The Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) is the chosen detector technology for the next generation of neutrino physics mega-projects. I will describe the current MicroBooNE experiment, a pioneer in the use of the LArTPC technology, designed to address the previously observed MiniBooNE low energy excess anomaly and perform detector R&D. Leveraging experience in data analysis in MicroBooNE, I will then discuss the physics goals and latest status of the future short and long-baseline neutrino oscillation programs, which will be providing unprecedented neutrino data to search for new physics.

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP

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